By Werner Stiller
Es battle die größte Niederlage des Ministeriums für Staatssicherheit (MfS): Im Januar 1979 wechselte Oberleutnant Werner Stiller die Seiten. Der Agentenführer von Markus Wolfs Auslandsspionage floh mit einem Koffer brisanter Unterlagen in den Westen und enttarnte Dutzende DDR-Spione. Erich Mielke tobte und wollte Stiller um jeden Preis finden. Er sollte möglichst zurückgeholt und vor ein Militärgericht gestellt werden, wo die Todesstrafe auf ihn wartete. Der Bundesnachrichtendienst schützte seine Quelle rund um die Uhr und übergab Stiller schließlich an die CIA, da er in Europa nicht mehr sicher conflict. In den united states erhielt er eine neue Identität, studierte und arbeitete als Peter Fischer bei Banken in ny, London, Frankfurt am major und Budapest. Er verdiente Millionen - und verlor sie wieder.
Werner Stiller berichtet erstmals freimütig über sein abenteuerliches Leben in der Welt der Geheimdienste. Es ist zugleich das Psychogramm eines Mannes, der sich seinen Weg bahnte durch konträre Gesellschaftssysteme und für den Spannung ein Lebenselixier ist.
By Jeff Rovin
Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik are approximately to claim battle at the festival. . . . THE OBJECTIVE:
A fourth consecutive New York instances bestseller for Tom Clancy's Op-Center
A blockbuster mystery armed with state-of-the-art know-how (a.k.a. every thing a Clancy fan wants)
A SLAM-DUNK In Tom Clancy's all-new, unique novel, OP- heart: Acts of War, Syrian terrorists have attacked a dam contained in the borders of Turkey, threatening the water provide in their very place of origin. it's not madness, however the first step in a deceptively uncomplicated plan: to strength all-out conflict within the center East.
What they don't comprehend is new neighborhood Op-Center is now online in Greece, and its workforce can see precisely what the rebels are attempting to do. yet those terrorists are extra innovative than a person thinks.
By John Le Carré
From the “literary grasp for a generation” - The London Observer comes a fiercely compelling and present novel set in Hamburg that performs to all of le CarrÉ’s trademark strengths— Germany, rival intelligence operations, and sympathetic protagonists who find a style for ethical integrity.
A half-starved younger Russian guy in a protracted black overcoat is smuggled into Hamburg at dead of night. He has an inconceivable amount of cash secreted in a purse round his neck. He is a religious Muslim. Or is he? He says his identify is Issa.
Annabel, an idealistic younger German civil rights attorney, determines to save lots of Issa from deportation. quickly her client’s survival turns into extra very important to her than her personal career—or protection.
In pursuit of Issa’s mysterious earlier, she confronts the incon- gruous Tommy Brue, the sixty- year-old scion of Brue FrÈres, a failing British financial institution dependent in Hamburg.
Annabel, Issa, and Brue shape an not going alliance—and a triangle of most unlikely loves is born. in the meantime, scenting a certain kill within the so-called battle on Terror, the spies of 3 countries converge upon the innocents.
Poignant, compassionate, peopled with characters the reader by no means desires to enable move, A so much sought after guy is alive with humor, but prickles with rigidity till the final heart-stopping web page. it's a paintings of deep humanity and unusual relevance to our times.
From Publishers Weekly
When boxer Melik Oktay and his mom, either Turkish Muslims residing in Hamburg, soak up a road individual calling himself Issa in the beginning of this morally complicated mystery from le Carré (The venture Song), they trigger a series of occasions implicating intelligence companies from 3 international locations. Issa, who claims to be a Muslim scientific scholar, is, in reality, a sought after terrorist and the son of Grigori Karpov, a purple military colonel whose substantial resources are hid in a mysterious portfolio at a Hamburg financial institution. Tommy Brue, a stereotypical fallacious everyman stuck up within the machinations of spies and counterspies, enters the plot while Issa's lawyer seeks to assert those resources. The booklet works most sensible in its depiction of the rivalries besetting even post-9/11 intelligence companies that are meant to be allies, yet not one of the characters is as memorable as George Smiley or Magnus Pym. nonetheless, even a lesser le Carré attempt is way above the typical run of thrillers. (Oct.)
From Bookmarks Magazine
While this novel will be le Carre's first tackle espionage in Europe after the chilly warfare, critics couldn't be extra divided over its caliber. Alan Furst, himself one of many greats of the style, opines such a lot sought after guy may be one of many author's top, now not for its content material quite a bit as for its technical brilliance. yet different reviewers panned the paintings, arguing that le Carre's outrage over fresh American intelligence practices distorts the plot and renders a few of the characters as mere cliches. might be the consensus is such a lot sought after guy is an stress-free le Carre novel (and as a result far better than such a lot thrillers)—but faraway from his best.
By John Le Carré
The epic "New York Times" bestseller through the grasp of foreign intrigue spans the lives of 2 buddies from the riot-torn West Berlin of the Nineteen Sixties to the dirty looking-glass of chilly battle Europe to the current day of terrorism and new alliances.
Le Carre's eloquent indignation at what he sees as a duplicitous battle in Iraq and the devious skill hired to tarnish those that oppose it's become a fictional account of 2 former spies attempting to do correct in a post-Cold conflict global.
By Valerie Plame, Sarah Lovett
Introducing Blowback, a thrilling new espionage mystery through former CIA ops officer Valerie Plame and mystery author Sarah Lovett.
Covert CIA ops officer Vanessa Pierson is ultimately with reference to taking pictures the world’s most deadly overseas nuclear fingers broker: Bhoot, alias the ghost. considered one of her resources has information regarding Bhoot’s upcoming stopover at to a mystery underground nuclear guns facility in Iranin just a couple of days. yet simply as Pierson’s informant is ready to offer her the site, they’re ambushed through knowledgeable sniper. Pierson narrowly escapes. Her asset: dead.
wanting to trap Bhoot and the sniper earlier than they inflict extra harm, Pierson enlists the entire Agency’s assets to discover them. yet with every day, the strain of the manhunt mounts, inflicting her to push her forbidden romance with a fellow ops officer to its restrict whilst she asks him to do the most unlikely. regardless of the dangers, she refuses to halt her pursuit of the terrorists, and he or she places her disguise and her careerand her lifeat risk.
With rapid-cut shifts from eu capitals to Washington to the close to East, and with insider element that just a former secret agent may supply, Blowback marks the explosive starting of the quest for Bhoot, the villain whom Vanessa Pierson devotes her existence to shooting, lifeless or alive.
By Anthony Horowitz
They instructed him his uncle died in a vehicle coincidence. Fourteen-year-old Alex is familiar with that’s a lie, and the bullet holes in his uncle’s windshield ascertain his suspicions. yet not anything prepares him for the inside track that the uncle he constantly proposal he knew used to be relatively a undercover agent for MI6—Britain’s most sensible mystery intelligence supplier. Recruited to discover his uncle’s killers and whole his ultimate venture, Alex all at once unearths himself stuck in a dangerous online game of cat and mouse.
By Stephen Grey
The previous global of spying-dead-letter bins, microfilm cameras, an enemy reporting to the Moscow middle, and a touch of sexual blackmail-is heritage. The spymaster's procedure has replaced and the enemy has, too. she or he now usually comes from a tradition a long way faraway from Western knowing and is a part of a much less well-organized staff. the recent enemy is consistently evolving and ready to kill the blameless. within the face of this new probability, the spymasters of the area kept away from human intelligence because the fundamental option to glean clandestine details and changed it with an obsession that specializes in the technical tools of spying starting from using high-definition satellite tv for pc images to the worldwide interception of communications. although, this obsession with know-how has failed, so much spectacularly, with the devastation of the 11th of September assaults. during this searing glossy historical past of espionage, Stephen gray takes us from the CIA's chilly battle legends, to the brokers who betrayed the IRA, via to the spooks within Al-Qaeda and ISIS. thoughts and applied sciences have developed, however the outdated motivations for betrayal-patriotism, greed, revenge, compromise-endure. in line with years of study and interviews with countless numbers of mystery assets, Stephen Grey's The New Spymasters is an up to date exposé that exhibits how spycraft's human issue is once more getting used to strive against the world's deadliest enemies.
By Stephen Coonts
Whilst he's assigned to Paris, CIA officer Tommy Carmellini joins his previous boss Jake Grafton on a daring venture: to find a French intelligence agent who has mystery investments within the financial institution of Palestine. jointly they paintings to resolve a tangle of espionage, deception, and murder…and enhance an intricate technique to infiltrate the top degrees of Al Queda.
Meanwhile, the leaders of the G-8 industrialized countries will quickly meet in Paris--an occasion that will make a tempting terrorist goal. Throw into the combination the gorgeous, smart daughter of the French ambassador to Washington and an Israeli undercover agent or , and the degree is determined for a journey de strength of deception and drama.
Soon Carmellini and Grafton unearth a scary plan to shake the West as by no means ahead of. yet can they cease the conspiracy with out compromising the intelligence resource that can carry down Al Queda as soon as and for all?
By Alex Dryden
While Finn, a former British secret agent, is poisoned via a Russian murderer, his ex-boss Adrian, the manager of MI6, desires vengeance. He additionally wishes answers--information that purely Finn's widow is aware. yet Anna, a former KGB colonel who betrayed her nation for romance, vanished together with her baby almost immediately after Finn's death.
Adrian isn't the one one desirous to locate Anna. Finn accessed intelligence so delicate that the KGB killed to guard it--and now Anna is within the KGB's crosshairs, because the simply one that understands the real id of the Kremlin insider, superspy, and double agent known as Mikhail. The CIA and Cougar, an immense American deepest intelligence corporation, also are looking her. With the Kremlin nonetheless within the seize of omnipotent Vladimir Putin, Mikhail is the West's top desire for revealing Russia's vague intentions for its newfound oil wealth.
Anna holds the main to the secrets and techniques of her motherland, and now the previous Russian agent faces her maximum try out. To safe her freedom and defend her baby, she needs to discover the entire fact ahead of somebody else does--even as pal and foe set her of their sights.
relocating from Paris to ny, from the Kremlin to the yank Southwest, Moscow Sting is an soaking up and well timed story of intrigue, betrayal, deadly lies, and intricate truths, advised with the actual element and chilling perception of an skilled insider.
By Jack Devine
"A subtle, deeply trained account of genuine existence within the actual CIA that provides immeasurably to the general public figuring out of the espionage culture—the sturdy and the bad." —Bob Woodward
Jack Devine ran Charlie Wilson’s struggle in Afghanistan. It used to be the biggest covert motion of the chilly conflict, and it used to be Devine who placed the brand-new Stinger missile into the arms of the mujahideen in the course of their battle with the Soviets, paving tips on how to a decisive victory opposed to the Russians. He additionally driven the CIA’s attempt to run down the narcotics trafficker Pablo Escobar in Colombia. He attempted to warn the director of valuable intelligence, George guiding principle, that there has been a bullet coming from Iraq along with his identify on it. He was once in Chile whilst Allende fell, and he had an excessive amount of to do with Iran-Contra for his personal flavor, even though he attempted to forestall it. And he tangled with Rick Ames, the KGB undercover agent contained in the CIA, and hunted Robert Hanssen, the mole within the FBI.
sturdy looking: An American Spymaster’s tale is the spellbinding memoir of Devine’s time within the imperative Intelligence organisation, the place he served for greater than thirty years, emerging to turn into the performing deputy director of operations, liable for the entire CIA’s spying operations. this can be a tale of intrigue and high-stakes maneuvering, the entire extra gripping whilst the destiny of our geopolitical order hangs within the stability. yet this e-book additionally sounds a caution to our nation’s determination makers: covert operations, now not high priced and devastating full-scale interventions, are the simplest defend of America’s pursuits worldwide.
half memoir, half old redress, stable searching debunks outright a few of the myths surrounding the employer and cautions opposed to its misuses. underneath the unique allure—living in a foreign country together with his spouse and 6 teenagers, working operations in seven nations, and serving successive presidents from Nixon to Clinton—this is a realist, gimlet-eyed account of the supplier. Now, as Devine sees it, the CIA is trapped inside a bigger paperwork, wasting swaths of turf to the army, and, such a lot ominous of all, is turning into overly weighted towards paramilitary operations after a decade of battle. Its ability to do what it does best—spying and covert action—has been heavily degraded.
strong looking sheds mild on a number of the CIA’s inner most secrets and techniques and spans an illustrious tenure—and by no means ahead of has an performing deputy director of operations come forth with such an account. With the old acumen of Steve Coll’s Ghost Wars and gripping eventualities that evoke the novels of John le Carré whilst they hew heavily to the evidence at the floor, Devine bargains a grasp category in spycraft.